Building a Business Without Losing Your Integrity (or your sense of humor) Molly Stillman

If you’ve seen Molly Stillman on social media, you know what you are in for. Her heart, passion, and humor is a gift to anyone who follows. Jeff and Terra enjoyed hearing the backside of Molly’s story, how she became a Christian and her journey to building a content driven business through blogs and podcasting, all with a purpose.  If you are an entrepreneur, an aspiring creative, or a parent who has some desires in your heart but are not sure where to start, this episode is for you. Molly shares how she has remained a person of integrity as she is public facing and the key ingredients to helping her stay true to her first love, Jesus.  Stick with us and you’ll hear Molly’s advice for anyone aspiring to follow in her footsteps. Her insider tips are worth the wait!

 

Molly Stillman is the founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog started in 2007, and the host of the Business with Purpose podcast, started in 2016. She is a speaker, teacher, writer, and loud laugher with a passion for inspiring women to know that they were created on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose. Molly’s writing has appeared in publications such as Patheos, ChristianParenting.org, Compassion International, Faith Wire, and Scary Mommy. She is honored to have been featured in such publications and media as US News & World Report, The 700 Club, Cary Magazine, Midtown Magazine, and was named as one of “the Carolina’s 75 Most Stylish People” by Carolina STYLE Magazine. She is a wife to John, mama to Lilly and Amos, dog mom to Tater and Audrey, lover of Jesus, Diet Coke and all of the Chipotle burritos.

 

To connect with Molly Stillman, visit:

ONLINE -

https://www.stillbeingmolly.com

SOCIAL -

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stillbeingmolly

Twitter - https://twitter.com/stillbeingmolly

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stillbeingmolly

 

PODCAST -

Business with Purpose

https://www.stillbeingmolly.com/business-with-purpose-podcast/

 

If you want to know more about Living Wholehearted and the resources we offer, from our books and e-Courses, to our professional counseling and executive coaching services, to our 2-year Wholehearted Leadership Cohort experience, go to livingwholehearted.com and sign up for our monthly newsletters. Each month you will be connected with resources and on-going support for your journey toward living more wholehearted. If you get our newsletter, you will be the first to know about all the great things we’ve got in the pipeline! That’s www.livingwholehearted.com or follow us on instagram @living_wholehearted.

 

To connect with Jeff and Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:

Websites

LivingWholehearted.com

TerraMattson.com

MyCourageousGirls.com

MyCourageousBook.com

 

Resources

Shrinking the Integrity Gap

https://davidccook.org/shrinking-integrity-gap-book/

Shrinking the Integrity Gap e-Course

https://www.livingwholeheartedstore.com/e-courses

Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace https://mycourageousgirls.com/shop/p/book-courageous-being-daughters-rooted-in-grace

Dear Mattsons

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdPzQ_cUwCbRc-MQ40KL3a6ze06CiY38l

Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters

http://cpguides.org/

 


Principles that shape a leader of integrity (and what runs interference) with Aubrey Sampson

The Mattsons are speaking with a kindred heart in this episode as Aubrey shares her own leadership journey and the principles she believes shapes a leader of integrity. Aubrey speaks from her experience of trying to prove herself as a leader, achieving and hiding in the shadows of performance. She attributes much of this to the shame she felt from her story of sexual assault. She tells of a season of great accomplishment met with deep sorrow and how her healing and forced rest has become the cornerstone of her intimacy with God. She shares how leaders can fight the temptations and pressures to build a brand over a faithfulness to their God and local community. Aubrey is passionate about leading a multi-ethnic church community and she tells how, as white pastors, she and her husband have taken intentional steps to creating a leadership that reflects their community.

 

If you are a leader caught in the performance based trap, running from shame, or looking for inspiration in the face of a busy season, or you just want to hear how one woman is leading in the heart of Chicago, you need to listen to this podcast. Learning to lead from being known by our Creator rather than trying to be known by the world is a transformational posture that breathes life and integrity.

 

 

Aubrey Sampson co-planted and serves on the teaching and preaching team at Renewal Church. She is an award-nominated author, a contributor to Propel Women and Christianity Today, Ann Voskamp’s A Holy Experience, Proverbs 31 and more. She is the co-host of The Common Good Talk Show and the Nothing is Wasted Podcast. Aubrey preaches and speaks around the country at churches and ministry events. She and her husband and three sons live and minister in the Chicagoland area. Aubrey’s books include: Known: How Believing Who God Says You Are Changes Everything, The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament, and Overcomer: Breaking Down the Walls of Shame and Rebuilding Your Soul.

 

To connect with Aubrey, visit:

ONLINE -

https://www.aubreysampson.com/

SOCIAL -

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aubsamp/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/aubsamp

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aubsamp/

 

BOOKS/PODCAST/RADIO -

The Common Good Talk Show - https://1160hope.com/content/all/thecommongood

Nothing is Wasted Podcast - https://www.nothingiswasted.com/podcast

Known: How Believing Who God Says You Are Changes Everything - https://www.aubreysampson.com/known/

The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament (NavPress, 2019) - https://www.aubreysampson.com/louder-song/

Overcomer: Breaking Down the Walls of Shame and Rebuilding Your Soul (Zondervan, 2015) - https://www.amazon.com/Overcomer-Breaking-Walls-Shame-Rebuilding/dp/0310342589/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=overcomer+aubrey+sampson&qid=1592054361&sr=8-1

 

 

Want to grow as a leader? Consider joining our Wholehearted Leadership Cohort. Our 2023-2024 Wholehearted Leadership Cohort application is closing soon! If you are interested in taking a 2 year journey with other leaders from around the nation, check out the details on our website. You will get 15 one-to-one coaching sessions with one of our trauma-informed executive coaches, monthly group cohort meetings on a platform designed to create dialogue and community, and 4 in-person retreats in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. Learn more at www.livingwholehearted.com.

 

To connect with Jeff and Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:

Websites

LivingWholehearted.com

TerraMattson.com

MyCourageousGirls.com

MyCourageousBook.com

 

Resources

Shrinking the Integrity Gap

https://davidccook.org/shrinking-integrity-gap-book/

Shrinking the Integrity Gap e-Course

https://www.livingwholeheartedstore.com/e-courses

Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace https://mycourageousgirls.com/shop/p/book-courageous-being-daughters-rooted-in-grace

Dear Mattsons

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdPzQ_cUwCbRc-MQ40KL3a6ze06CiY38l

Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters

http://cpguides.org/

 


How Our Stories Fuel Our Leadership with Scott Hatley (Part 2 of 2)

What beliefs do you hold about people with disabilities? Do you want to see positive change in education, the workplace, and the world for people with different abilities? Jeff Mattson hosts part 2 of a conversation with Scott Hatley. A native and resident of Portland, Oregon, Scott was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is Co-Founder and Executive Director of INCIGHT. In this episode, you’ll hear how Scott’s story influenced his call as he wanted more than what he saw others with disabilities experiencing. God seems to use what we see as limitations, disabilities, or struggles as the very vehicle to His call for our lives…if we are open to the adventure. Scott's commitment to positive change is evident in his collaborative creation of INCIGHT’s mission. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for Exceed Enterprises and serves on the Partnership Council for All Hands Raised. He is recognized by several organizations for his service to the Disability Community, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Personal Achievement Award and 2004 national finalist), Exceptional Parent Magazine (2006 Distinguished Service Award), Oregon Parent Training and Information Center (2007 Youth Achievement Award) and Exceed Enterprises (2013 Londahl-Risley Award).

 

To connect with Scott Hatley, visit:

 

ONLINE -

https://www.incight.org

https://www.theunderstandingmagazine.com

SOCIAL -

LinkedIn - Scott Hatley (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-hatley-bb79974)

 

 

Our 2023-2024 Wholehearted Leadership Cohort application is open through September 15, 2022! If you are interested in taking a 2 year journey with other leaders from around the nation, check out the details on our website. You will get 15 one-to-one coaching sessions with one of our trauma-informed executive coaches, monthly group cohort meetings on a platform designed to create dialogue and community, and 4 in-person retreats in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. Learn more at www.livingwholehearted.com.

 

To connect with Jeff & Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:

Websites

LivingWholehearted.com

MyCourageousGirls.com

 

Resources

Shrinking the Integrity Gap

https://davidccook.org/shrinking-integrity-gap-book/

Shrinking the Integrity Gap e-Course https://www.livingwholeheartedstore.com/e-courses

Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace https://mycourageousgirls.com/shop/p/book-courageous-being-daughters-rooted-in-grace

Dear Mattsons https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdPzQ_cUwCbRc-MQ40KL3a6ze06CiY38l

Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters

http://cpguides.org/


When Our Stories Fuel Our Leadership with Scott Hatley (Part 1 of 2)

What beliefs do you hold about people with disabilities? Do you want to see positive change in education, the workplace, and the world for people with different abilities? Jeff Mattson hosts part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Scott Hatley. A native and resident of Portland, Oregon, Scott was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is Co-Founder and Executive Director of INCIGHT. In this episode, you’ll hear how Scott’s story influenced his call as he wanted more than what he saw others with disabilities experiencing. God seems to use what we see as limitations, disabilities, or struggles as the very vehicle to His call for our lives…if we are open to the adventure. Scott's commitment to positive change is evident in his collaborative creation of INCIGHT’s mission. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for Exceed Enterprises and serves on the Partnership Council for All Hands Raised. He is recognized by several organizations for his service to the Disability Community, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Personal Achievement Award and 2004 national finalist), Exceptional Parent Magazine (2006 Distinguished Service Award), Oregon Parent Training and Information Center (2007 Youth Achievement Award) and Exceed Enterprises (2013 Londahl-Risley Award).

 

To connect with Scott Hatley, visit:

 

ONLINE -

https://www.incight.org

https://www.theunderstandingmagazine.com

SOCIAL -

LinkedIn - Scott Hatley (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-hatley-bb79974)

 

 

Our 2023-2024 Wholehearted Leadership Cohort application is open through September 15, 2022! If you are interested in taking a 2 year journey with other leaders from around the nation, check out the details on our website. You will get 15 one-to-one coaching sessions with one of our trauma-informed executive coaches, monthly group cohort meetings on a platform designed to create dialogue and community, and 4 in-person retreats in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. Learn more at www.livingwholehearted.com.

To connect with Jeff & Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:

Websites

LivingWholehearted.com

MyCourageousGirls.com

 

Resources

Shrinking the Integrity Gap

https://davidccook.org/shrinking-integrity-gap-book/

Shrinking the Integrity Gap e-Course

https://www.livingwholeheartedstore.com/e-courses

Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace https://mycourageousgirls.com/shop/p/book-courageous-being-daughters-rooted-in-grace

Dear Mattsons

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdPzQ_cUwCbRc-MQ40KL3a6ze06CiY38l

Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters

http://cpguides.org/


Leadership at the University & Beyond with Joseph Clair

Jeff Mattson sits down with Joseph Clair, Executive Dean at George Fox University, to discuss life and leadership on the university campus and beyond. Joseph shares how he has integrated his passion for faith and learning, stemming from his own story, finding Christ in high school and being hungry for knowledge and intellectual challenge. He wants students to have the same experience where they do not have to compromise one or the other. Joseph also shares his observations on the changing landscape of college life for students from a pre-pandemic to a post-pandemic world. As an expert student of the Scriptures, Joseph shares his love for Augustine wisdom and what Augustine might say to both emerging and seasoned leaders today. Any leader who has a passion for the next generation, or a parent who is preparing to launch a child into adulthood, will find this podcast to be a powerful catalyst in your own leadership journey.

 

A native Oregonian, Joseph Clair followed his educational pursuit all over the world and earned degrees in both England and the United States. He became professor of Theology and Philosophy and now Executive Dean at George Fox University after receiving his doctorate in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from Princeton University in 2013. He earned his bachelor's degree at Wheaton College (IL), a master’s in theological studies from Duke, a master’s in philosophy at Fordham, and a master's in philosophy of religion from Cambridge where he studied as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He is the author of Discerning the Good in the Letters and Sermons of Augustine (Oxford University Press, 2016) and On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose of Learning (Bloomsbury, 2017) along with numerous articles and essays on faith, culture, and ethics. He is currently co-authoring an essay on Christian medical ethics entitled, Love Your Patient As Yourself, due out in 2023. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife, Nora, play with his four kids, fly fish Oregon's many rivers, and work on his hobby farm.

 

To connect with Joseph Clair, visit:

 

ONLINE -

https://www.georgefox.edu/academics/undergrad/departments/religion/faculty/joseph-clair.html

SOCIAL -

Twitter - @_JosephClair_

Facebook - @joseph.clair.98

 

BOOKS/ESSAYS -

Discerning the Good in the Letters and Sermons of Augustine (Oxford University Press, 2016)

On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose of Learning (Bloomsbury, 2017)

Love Your Patient As Yourself (essay due out in 2023)

 

 

Our 2023-2024 Wholehearted Leadership Cohort application is open through September 15, 2022! If you are interested in taking a 2 year journey with other leaders from around the nation, check out the details on our website. You will get 15 one-to-one coaching sessions with one of our trauma-informed executive coaches, monthly group cohort meetings on a platform designed to create dialogue and community, and 4 in-person retreats in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. Learn more at www.livingwholehearted.com.

To connect with Jeff & Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:


How to become a more connected leader with Karen Hardwick

Leaders often operate like “lone rangers”. How about you? Do you desire to be more connected, to grow in healthy interdependence? Do you long to be seen, known, and understood? Listen in as Terra talks with her guest, Karen Hardwick, an author, leadership consultant, podcast host, and speaker. Karen shares years of wisdom about how to become a healthy, well-connected leader. The conversation draws from her new book, The Connected Leader: 7 Strategies to Empower Your True Self and Inspire Others.

 

To connect with Karen Hardwick, visit:

 

ONLINE -

https://karenjhardwick.com/

SOCIAL -

https://www.instagram.com/karenjhardwick/

https://www.facebook.com/KarenJHardwickInc

https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenjhardwickinc/

 

BOOK -

https://www.amazon.com/Connected-Leader-Strategies-Empower-Inspire/dp/164293982X

If you are a mom raising girls, you know how hard it is in today's world to find a trusted guide. There are so many confusing messages. That's why I created these resources: Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters.

Go to CPGUIDES.ORG to learn more.

To connect with Jeff & Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:


It’s Not Just Black and White: A Conversation About Race with Reggie Dabbs & John Driver

The Mattsons loved this challenging and encouraging dialogue about race within the United States and the Church. Having a deeper understanding of racism and its effect on our communities is essential for every wholehearted leader. So, today we have two guests:  friends and co-authors, Reggie Dabbs and John Driver, to discuss their new book, Not So Black and White: An Invitation to Honest Conversation. This episode is a must listen - full of wisdom, practical insights, and encouragement for each and every one of us to step into those difficult, but necessary conversations.

 

“When was the last time you changed your mind about anything? Having uncomfortable conversations can feel like the worst thing. But reading a book about race that makes you uncomfortable can be the best thing for you—if you have the courage to keep reading.”

 

Reggie Dabbs has been one of the most sought-after public school and event speakers in the United States and around the world for more than two decades. Reggie shares his own astonishing story of tragedy, redemption, and hope with millions of people each year. John Driver M.S. is an award-winning writer and collaborator of more than twenty five books. He serves as an executive and teaching pastor and hosts the weekly podcast Talk About That.

 

As fathers and as men of the church who have both served in the public arena, they explore not only racism, but also many volatile topics these conversations spark in the broader culture today. Not So Black and White takes readers through the history of slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crow law, and more, because without knowing our history, it can be difficult to know what needs repairing.

 

To connect with John Driver or Reggie Dabbs, visit:

 

ONLINE -

http://reggiedabbsonline.com/

https://johndriver.com/

SOCIAL -

https://www.instagram.com/johndriver/

https://www.facebook.com/johndriverwrites

https://www.instagram.com/dabbsreggie/

https://www.facebook.com/reggiedabbsonline

 

BOOK -

https://www.amazon.com/Not-Black-White-Invitation-Conversations/dp/0310363403

To connect with Jeff & Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:


A roadmap for LESS conflict using the Core Values Index (part 2 of 2-part series)

This second part of the Core Values Index series addresses the very heart of conflict. Did you know every wiring has a unique type of conflict strategy? Using the wisdom of the Core Values Index, Jeff and Terra explore how our unique wiring gives us clues about why we act the way we do and how we can better navigate our relationships - at home, at work and in the community. If you missed episode 140, make sure you listen before diving into this one.

 

If you are not familiar with the Core Values Index, the Mattsons have used this time-tested assessment for the last 12 years in their counseling and organizational development practices, helping parents, couples, families and organizational teams grow in their understanding of self and others. The CVI is over 97% reliable and helps us understand what motivates us and what brings anxiety. Listen in as Jeff and Terra share insight about how Merchants, Builders, Innovators and Bankers navigate conflict. This conversation is sure to help you understand your wiring and grow in compassion and empathy for yourself and others.

 

For more information about the Core Values Index, listen to episodes 2-5 of the Living Wholehearted Podcast

 

Jeff Mattson (MA ORGL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are the husband and wife team who co-founded Living Wholehearted and Courageous Girls. Living Wholehearted is a professional counseling and organizational leadership development firm outside Portland, Oregon, and Courageous Girls is a global movement and curriculum helping moms walk with their daughters at every stage of their growing years. Terra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Executive Coach, speaker, and author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace (David C. Cook, 2020). Jeff is a former pastor, executive coach, organizational development consultant, and speaker. Together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between What Leaders Preach and Live (David C. Cook, 2020).

 

As spokespeople for ChristianParenting.org and national speakers, they are now reaching millions of leaders and parents. Their audience is expanding daily with new initiatives like the American Association for Christian Counselors’ Nathan Project, helping pastors live with integrity, and the Christian Parenting Dear Mattsons YouTube series, answering real parenting questions from real parents. With two decades of experience in leadership coaching and trauma-informed therapy, they have the privilege of training and equipping leaders in for-profit and not-for-profit spheres, helping them address the people-issues that keep them up at night. They believe that wherever you go, who you are matters more than your title.

 

Terra recently partnered with Christian Parenting to create one-to-one courses for moms to walk with her daughter at every stage of her growing years. It’s called “A Christian Parenting Guide: Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters”. Go to CPGUIDES.ORG to learn more.

To connect with Jeff & Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:


Living by our design through the lens of the Core Values Index (part 1 of 2-part series)

Living with integrity is not just about living from the right motives. It’s about living within one’s design and learning to love your limits. Have you ever wondered how your wiring impacts the way you communicate, your energy levels, your passions, your anxieties and your greatest contributions to any community? This week, Jeff and Terra take time to share insights, based on their experience using the Core Values Index (CVI), that will impact every relationship that matters to you. If you are not familiar with the Core Values Index, the Mattsons have used this time-tested assessment for the last 12 years in their counseling and organizational development practices, helping parents, couples, families and organizational teams grow in their understanding of self and others. The CVI is over 97% reliable and helps us understand our innate wiring. Listen in as Jeff and Terra share a bit about the four CVI types: Merchants, Builders, Innovators and Bankers. Listen in on this two week series to help you better understand who you are, how you operate, and next week, how you can better navigate conflict!

 

For more information about the Core Values Index, listen to episodes 2-5 of the Living Wholehearted Podcast.

 

Jeff Mattson (MA ORGL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are the husband and wife team who co-founded Living Wholehearted and Courageous Girls. Living Wholehearted is a professional counseling and organizational leadership development firm outside Portland, Oregon, and Courageous Girls is a global movement and curriculum helping moms walk with their daughters at every stage of their growing years. Terra is an Executive Leadership Coach, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, speaker, and author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace (David C. Cook, 2020). Jeff is a former pastor, executive coach, organizational development consultant, and speaker. Together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between What Leaders Preach and Live (David C. Cook, 2020).

 

As spokespeople for ChristianParenting.org and national speakers, they are now reaching millions of leaders and parents. Their audience is expanding daily with new initiatives like the American Association for Christian Counselors’ Nathan Project, helping pastors live with integrity, and the Christian Parenting Dear Mattsons YouTube series, answering real parenting questions from real parents. With two decades of experience in leadership coaching and trauma-informed marriage and family therapy, they have the privilege of training and equipping leaders in for-profit and not-for-profit spheres, helping them address the people-issues that keep them up at night. They believe that wherever you go, who you are matters more than your title.

 

Terra recently partnered with Christian Parenting to create one-to-one courses for moms to walk with her daughter at every stage of her growing years. It’s called “A Christian Parenting Guide: Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters”. Go to CPGUIDES.ORG to learn more.

To connect with Jeff & Terra Mattson and Living Wholehearted, go to:

Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters